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 Last updated: 18.01.2023​
 Economic and Financial Data For Malta
​The data shown in this page correspond to the data described on the International Monetary Fund's Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board (DSBB). For a full explanation of the DSBB and the statistical standards to which Malta has committed, please click on DSBB homepage
​Abbreviations used:​ ​NSO ​National Statistics Office
​N/A ​not available
​Unless otherwise indicated, data are not seasonally adjusted.
 
 REAL SECTOR            
 SDDS Data Category and Component1/   Observations More information
Unit Period of Latest Previous NSO News Time Series
description latest data data period data Releases
 GDP at current prices  Euro millions Q3/22 4,402.2    4,180.7    218/2022​​ 29/11/2022​​
 GDP at constant prices  Euro millions Q3/22   3,654.4    3,523.0    218/2022
29/11/2022​​​
 Production Index  2015=100 Nov/22 114.3    109.6    004/2023​​​​ 11/01/2023​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
 Employment5  Persons Q3/22 284,571    280,469    228/2022​ 15/12/2022​​​​​
 Unemployment5  Persons Q3/22 8,566    8,446       
 Wages/Earnings5  Euro Q3/22 21,158    20,760       
 Consumer Price Index  2015=100 Dec/22 114.1    114.1    008/2023​  18/01/2023​​​​​​​​​​
 Producer Price Index  2015=100 Nov/22
121.1    120.3    232/2022​ 21/12/2022​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
 FISCAL SECTOR            
 SDDS Data Category and Component1/   Observations More information
Unit Period of Latest Previous NSO News Time Series
description latest data data period data Releases
 General Government Operations          188/2022​​​
 21/10​/2022​​​
 Revenue  Euro millions 2021 5,459.4    4,792.5       
 Expenditure  Euro millions 2021
6,582.3    6,017.3       
   Interest payments  Euro millions 2021
168.4    171.6       
 Net lending(+)/borrowing (-)  Euro millions 2021
-1,142.9    -1224.8       
 Net acquisition of financial assets  Euro millions 2021 358.5    110.0       
   Currency and deposits  Euro millions 2021 95.5    -165.4        
   Debt securities   Euro millions 2021 3.0    0.5        
   Loans  Euro millions 2021
46.6    -16.6       
   Equity and investment fund shares
   
Insurance, pensions and standardised guarantee
   schemes
 Euro millions
 Euro millions
2021
2021
34.3   
0.0   
32.1   
0.0   
   
   Financial derivatives  Euro millions 2021 0.0    0.0       
   Other accounts receivables  Euro millions 2021
178.0    259.5       
 Net incurrence of liabilites  Euro millions 2021 1,479.5    1,341.5       
   Currency and deposits  Euro millions 2021
 98.2    93.1       
   Debt securities   Euro millions 2021
912.9    1,067.4   ​
     
   Loans  Euro millions 2021 298.6   
134.3   
   
   Equity and investment fund shares
   Insurance, pensions and standardised guarantee
   schemes
 Euro millions
 Euro million
2021
2021
0.0   
17.3   
0.0   
0.0   
   
   Financial derivatives  Euro millions 2021
0.0    0.0       
   Other accounts payables  Euro millions 2021
152.4    46.8       
 Statistical discrepancy, if relevant  Euro millions 2021 -21.9    6.8       
             
 Central Government Operations1           23/12​/2022​​​​​​​​​​
 Revenue Euro millions Nov/22
62.6    420.2   
 
 Expenditure Euro millions Nov/22
549.4    565.8   
   
 Cash surplus (+) / deficit (-) Euro millions Nov/22
-7.1    -145.5   ​    
 Net acquisition of financial assets, excluding cash Euro millions Nov/22
7.7    -0.6   
   
 Net incurrence of liabilities Euro millions Nov/22
214.8    292.5   ​
   
 Net cash inflow, financing activities Euro millions Nov/22
  207.2    293.1   
   
 Net change in the stock of cash Euro millions Nov/22
200.0    147.6   
 
 Statistical discrepancy, if relevant Euro millions Nov/22
0.0    0.0       
             
 Central Government Debt2         End of period position 23/12/2022​​​​​​​​​​​​​
 Total Gross Central Government Debt Euro millions Q3/22 8,735.7   
8,597.0   ​
   
   Currency and Deposits Euro millions Q3/22
474.3    567.2   
   
   Debt securities Euro millions Q3/22
7,403.1    7,173.4   
   
      Short-term Euro millions Q3/22
968.0    855.6       
      Long-term Euro millions Q3/22
6,435.1    6,317.8   
   
   Loans Euro millions Q3/22
858.8    856.4   
   
      Short-term Euro millions Q3/22
22.5    22.5   
   
      Long-term Euro millions Q3/22
835.8    834.0   
   
 Guaranteed debt Euro millions Q3/22
1,164.3   ​ 1,178.2   
   
 FINANCIAL SECTOR            
 SDDS Data Category and Component1/   Observations More information
Unit Period of Latest Previous Time Series
description latest data data period data
 Analytical accounts of the banking sector       Banking Sector 
 Contribution to Euro-area M3            
 Narrow money (or M1) Euro millions Nov/22
22,895.8    22,468.4   
   
 Intermediate Money (or M2) Euro millions Nov/22
26,388.4   
25,968.6   
   
 Broad Money (or M3) Euro millions Nov/22
26,388.4   
25,968.6   
   
 Credit Counterpart Euro millions Nov/22
23,142.4    22,975.9   
   
    Residents of Malta Euro millions Nov/22
18,407.2    18,265.7   
   
      General government Euro millions Nov​/22
4,930.0    4,840.1   
   
      Other Euro millions Nov/22
13,477.2    13,425.6   
   
    Residents of Euro-area Euro millions Nov/22
4,735.2    4,710.2   
   
      General government Euro millions Nov/22
2,703.3    2,741.1   
   
      Other Euro millions Nov/22
2,031.9    1,969.1   
   
 External counterpart (net) Euro millions Nov/22
5,073.0    5,078.9   
   
 Other counterparts (net) Euro millions Nov/22
1,826.9   ​ 2,086.2   
   
 
 Analytical accounts of the central bank      
   Central Bank
 Currency Issued Euro millions Dec/22
1,615.8   ​
1,601.7   
   
 Deposit Liabilities Euro millions Dec/22
272.6    277.9   
   
 Credit Counterpart Euro millions Dec/22
2,429.3   ​
2,437.3   
   
    Residents of Malta Euro millions Dec/22
1,808.0    1,813.0   
   
      General government Euro millions Dec/22
1,794.5    1,799.6   
   
      Other Euro millions Dec/22
13.4    13.4   
   
    Residents of Euro-area Euro millions Dec/22
621.4    624.3   
   
      General government Euro millions Dec/22
199.7      194.4   
   
      Other Euro millions Dec/22
421.7   ​ 429.9   
   
 External counterpart (net) Euro millions Dec/22
 1,796.2   
1,755.9   
 
 Other counterparts (net) Euro millions Dec/22
2,337.1   
2,313.5   
   
 
 Interest Rates            Interest Rates
 Weighted average lending rate   Nov/22
3.3    3.2       
 Weighted average deposit rate   Nov/22
0.1    0.1       
 Treasury Bill 3-months  rate http://www.centralbankmalta.org/treasury-bills
 Government securities (ISMA yields) http://www.centralbankmalta.org/malta-government-stocks
 Main refinancing operations of the ECB http://www.ecb.int/home/html/index.en.html
 
Financial Soundness Indicators
 Stock Market: Share Price Index http://www.borzamalta.com.mt/
 EXTERNAL SECTOR            
 SDDS Data Category and Component1/   Observations More information
Unit Period of Latest Previous NSO News Time Series
description latest data data period data Releases
 Balance of Payments         231/2022​  19/12/2022​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
 Current account Euro millions Q3/22 117.1    -128.7       
   Exports of goods and services Euro millions Q3/22 6,315.0    5,852.6       
   Imports of goods and services Euro millions Q3/22 5,787.7    5,393.2       
   Net primary income Euro millions Q3/22 -374.3    -366.6       
   Net secondary income Euro millions Q3/22 -35.9    -221.4       
 Capital account3 Euro millions Q3/22 37.2    40.5       
 Financial account3 Euro millions Q3/22 -771.8    -440.0       
 Direct investment assets3 Euro millions Q3/22 -1,502.0    -1,498.4       
 Direct investment liabilities3 Euro millions Q3/22 1,146.7    1,055.7       
 Portfolio investment assets3 Euro millions Q3/22 1,853.9    2,355.7       
 Portfolio investment liabilities3 Euro millions Q3/22 95.5    117.3       
 Net financial derivatives3 Euro millions Q3/22 -107.0    10.8       
 Other investment assets3 Euro millions Q3/22 -524.3    1,441.4       
 Other investment liabilities3 Euro millions Q3/22 -757.9    550.7       
 Reserve assets3 Euro millions Q3/22 -8.1    -145.8       
  Net errors and omissions Euro millions Q3/22 -926.1    528.1       
 
 International Reserves (Official Reserve Assets)         Official Reserves
 Foreign currency reserves Euro millions Dec/22 733.7    730.0   
   
 IMF reserve position Euro millions Dec/22
56.1    54.0   ​
   
 SDRs Euro millions Dec/22
312.9    316.8   
   
 Gold Euro millions Dec/22
3.4    3.4   
   
 Other reserve assets Euro millions Dec/22
19.6    3.1   
   
 
 Data Template on International Reserves and
 Foreign Currency Liquidity
Euro millions Nov/22
1,107.3    1,111.5   
Reserves Template
 
 Merchandise Trade (Foreign Trade)         002/2023​​​  09/01/2023​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
 Trade balance Euro millions Nov/22 -331.9    -334.8    Cut-off date 01/01/2023
 Total merchandise exports (f.o.b.) Euro millions Nov/22
453.4    459.6    Data for the previous month are as on cut-off date.
 Total merchandise imports (c.i.f.) Euro millions Nov/22
785.3    804.4     

 International investment position         23/12/2022​​​​​​​
   International Investment Position, net Euro millions Q3/22 6,950.6    7,533.2    Previous period refers to Q2/2022
 Assets Euro millions Q3/22
275,666.5    274,332.0   
   Direct investment Euro millions Q3/22 71,225.5    71,337.2       
   Portfolio investment Euro millions Q3/22 140,642.9    138,692.9       
     Equity and investment fund shares Euro millions Q3/22 125,944.6    124,130.3       
     Debt securities Euro millions Q3/22 14,698.3    14,562.7       
   Financial derivatives and employee stock options 4 Euro millions Q3/22 982.0    883.3       
     Other investment Euro millions Q3/22 61,718.9    62,309.6       
     Reserve assets Euro millions Q3/22 1,097.2    1,108.9       
 Liabilities Euro millions Q3/22 268,715.8    266,798.7       
     Direct investment Euro millions Q3/22 224,211.8   ​
221,925.8   
   
     Portfolio investment Euro millions Q3/22 6,154.1    6,158.2   
   
      Equity and investment fund shares Euro millions Q3/22 5,354.2    5,288.0   
   
      Debt securities Euro millions Q3/22 799.8    870.1   
   
   Financial derivatives and employee stock options 4 Euro millions Q3/22 631.6    622.1   
   
   Other investment Euro millions Q3/22 37,718.3    38,092.7   
   
 
 External Debt Euro millions Q3/22 94,238.3    94,059.8    Central Bank of Malta
end of period position
 
 Exchange Rates http://www.ecb.europa.eu/stats/exchange/eurofxref/html/index.en.html
 
 Population Persons 2021 520,971    516,100     08/07/2022​​​​
1 Comprises the operation of the consolidated and the sinking fund
2 Derived from the NSO News Release 'Quarterly Accounts for General Government'
3 Increases in assets and liabilities are shown as positive, while decreases are shown as negative
4 Financial derivatives (other than reserves) and employee stock options
5 
Figures provided for Q2 2020 show a drop in employment and salary amounts over the previous quarter and an increase in unemployment levels over the same period.  These changes are being brought about by the impact of COVID-19 on the national labour market.​
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